Law & Technology

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National Security. Civil Liberties. Can We Have Both?

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Spring 2017 | Volume 101 Number 1

In the wake of a catastrophic terrorist attack like 9/11, what balance should the government strike between its weighty national-security responsibilities and its equally solemn duty to preserve Americans’ privacy […]

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Cameras Belong in the Supreme Court

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Summer 2017 | Volume 101 Number 2

On Jan. 24, 2017, the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court issued its monumental decision concerning the fate of Brexit, a legal ruling with major implications for the people of England, Europe, […]

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How Courts Are Coping

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

From the Chair of the Editorial Board When 2020 debuted, the term “COVID-19” was not yet in the world’s lexicon. As 2020 winds down (finally!), the pandemic is omnipresent. The […]

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The Zooming of Federal Civil Litigation

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

Two great forces are upon us. One is COVID-19, a highly infectious disease that has disrupted society around the globe.1 The other is the constant push of technological advancement, which […]

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Contracting the Virus: Not If, But When

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Fall/Winter 2020–21 | Volume 104 Number 3

In the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Texas judiciary focused on its response to the global pandemic. The Office of Court Administration (OCA), the judicial branch agency tasked […]

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Coping with COVID: Continuity and Change in the Courts

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Summer 2020 | Volume 104 Number 2

By now, our courts, state and federal, have adapted much of their work to digital platforms. But some procedures or litigation events do not easily or obviously translate to the […]

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What Makes People Do What They Do?

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Spring 2020 | Volume 104 Number 1

In conversation with Bolch Judicial Institute Director David F. Levi, Dan Ariely offers a behavioral scientist’s take on motivation, incentives, and sanctions in legal settings. As a teenager, Dan Ariely […]

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Judging Eyewitness Evidence

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Spring 2020 | Volume 104 Number 1

Eyewitness evidence, in which a witness visually identifies the culprit, is a staple of criminal investigations. But its fallibility is notorious. As the National Academy of Sciences explained in an […]

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A Clearer View: The Impact of the National Academy of Sciences Report on Eyewitness Identification

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Spring 2020 | Volume 104 Number 1

Six years ago, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) convened a panel of experts to consider the problem of eyewitness identification. Eyewitnesses have long played a significant role in […]

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Assessing Risk: The Use of Risk Assessment in Sentencing

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Summer 2019 | Volume 103 Number 2

Judges are using risk assessment instruments in criminal cases more than ever before. Their role is increasingly prominent at all stages of the criminal justice system, including policing, pretrial detention, […]

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